Recoleta is a neighborhood home to the wealthy elite of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. The area features large mansion homes, open green areas, and a number of chic restaurants, cafés and bars. While it may be a little on the pricier side, the elegance and sophistication of the neighbourhood makes it totally justified. Here’s our list of the best places to drink in Recoleta.
Disguised as a florist on the outside, Florería Atlántico is in fact an extremely stylish bar with one of the city’s leading cocktail experts as its co-owner, a sure sign of an excellent cocktail joint. The concept of the bar is centred around the travels and experiences of the owners, and aims to create an ambience that is always welcoming and open to anyone. The menu divides the drinks and flavours into the countries by which they are inspired. For example, France offers cognac, while England offers earl grey. The decor of the bar is modern and stylish yet also warm and inviting; rustic wooden beams and a low ceiling make it a comfortable and cosy place to enjoy a few drinks.
The amusingly named Club Shampoo is actually one of the city’s best locations to be seen in among the wealthy of Buenos Aires. It used to be a seedy caberet and strip club, but it has been totally refurbished and is now one of city’s most fashionable spots, with its chandeliers, sophisticated drinks menu and leather sofa booths. It attracts world-famous DJs and the vibe is very exclusive with a capacity of only 220.
Av Quintana 362, Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina